Sunday, June 5, 2011

How to dress like an Italian

This book is old, 1992, but still rings true.   Sienese women seemed to be even better dressed than the Florentines, if that is possible.

Things I noticed about Italian women on my last trip:

1. Radiant, natural skin (no facelifts or breast augmentation for that matter, either!)
2. Curve-skimming feminine clothes, not terribly trendy
3. A few classic high-end accessories (knock-offs ok, too)
4. Scarves, scarves, scarves
5. Glossy, well-cut hair with subtle highlights if any, longish
6. Heels!
7. Great leather items
8. Ironed clothes and polished shoes
9. Killer shades 
10. Natural makeup